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Sepura celebrates 45,000 TETRA terminals sold through the national Police ICT framework

Sepura has achieved a significant milestone in selling 45,000 TETRA radio terminals to UK public safety organisations since the introduction of the national Police ICT framework, in November 2018. The framework has reduced the burden of the procurement process for UK police forces by providing a nationally coordinated approach, benefitting Airwave user organisations through greater… Read more »

Kent and London firefighters to carry fire escape hoods

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is one of two fire and rescue services in the UK now carrying escape hoods to protect members of the public from toxic smoke at fires. The introduction of the new kit comes as a result of collaborative working with London Fire Brigade, who’ve also issued the hoods to their… Read more »

Cambridgeshire FRS equips 50 vehicles with rugged tablets

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is transforming life for firefighters on the frontline by equipping them with Panasonic rugged Toughpad tablets to access vital information during operations. The service has deployed 13in Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1 tablets in the front cabs of its fire appliances. These Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) are permanently mounted in the front… Read more »

YPO introduces national Incident Command Control Software System framework

Recent events have led to a highlighted need for fast control at the scene of an incident. YPO understands the current uncontrollable factors that are affecting the way in which our emergency services can operate. In modern day emergency response, it is important for data communications between command units to be simple and effective, allowing… Read more »

Discover emerging technologies at The Emergency Services Show 2019

How emerging technologies are improving the efficiency and operational effectiveness of emergency response is set to be the key focus of The Emergency Services Show 2019, the UK’s largest event for the emergency services, which takes place in Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham from 18-19 September. “Technology and innovation are enabling our emergency services… Read more »

Finalists announced for Control Room Awards 2019

The finalists have been announced for the APD Control Room Awards 2019, which attracted almost 400 nominations from emergency services and other critical control operations. The awards are being staged for the second year in 2019 and nominations for the nine award categories came from more than 60 organisations, including the first entries from the… Read more »

Industry experts gather for Technical Rescue Conference

Rescue 3 Europe’s biennial Technical Rescue Conference will take place at Vioa Arena, Cardiff, on 1 May 2019. This event is a combination of conference and trade exhibition, with practical instructor update workshops taking place throughout the week, either side of the conference day. The Rescue 3 conference, which in 2017 hosted 350 delegates from… Read more »

Paramedic lands new role driving forward education in emergency care

Ambulance staff in the North West are benefiting from even more expert clinical support as Advanced Paramedic, Vinny Romano steps up to embark on a new challenge as Consultant Paramedic for Education at North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), making him the first person in the country to take up this role. The position has been… Read more »

Fire hood offers a particulate kind of protection

The effects of smoke exposure on the body have been linked to worryingly higher rates of cancer diagnoses and deaths among firefighters. This has presented a new challenge for the industry: to create PPE that acts as a barrier to toxins and potentially harmful smoke particles, while ensuring the body stays cool and dry. Studies… Read more »

Pool rescue manikin brings a new dynamic to lifeguard training

Lifeguards are using realistic manikins in training exercises to practice rescuing people from swimming pools. The dummies are being used by lifeguards around the world to simulate the rescue of a real person who is potentially drowning. Produced by Ruth Lee Ltd, the newly launched Pool Rescue dummies weigh 30kg and are hand-made in the… Read more »